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November 30, 1990 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the get-go, Tom Umberg knew it was going to be a tough job to turn out an incumbent Republican and win election to the 72nd Assembly District from central Orange County. But now that he's pulled off that political coup, the Garden Grove Democrat has discovered that, thanks to a monumental scheduling conflict, making plans to get to Sacramento next week just to be sworn in has been no cinch either.
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November 1, 1992 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's 69th Assembly District has always produced some of the region's most bruising political campaigns, and this season's high-priced slugfest has held true to form. Democratic Assemblyman Tom Umberg, 37, and Republican challenger Jo Ellen Allen, 46, have spent nearly $1 million combined, and they have used most of the campaign cash to batter each other with political mail as indelicate as an uppercut.
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August 13, 1996 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Tom Umberg has a score to settle. Orange County's last Democratic state legislator, the man who lost to Republican Dan Lungren in the 1994 attorney general's race, is helping to direct a group of two dozen Democratic campaign guerrillas offering counter-spin to the GOP convention blitz.
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June 9, 1994 | PAUL JACOBS and JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Vacancies in half a dozen statewide offices in this week's California primary resulted in opening up the political vineyards to a new crop of candidates--among them a Latino political pro, a gay bureaucrat, a businesswoman and political novice--all promising spirited races in November. The winners in these so-called "down-ballot" races below the rank of governor had faced a number of obstacles in Tuesday's primary.
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June 1, 1993 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's straight out of Boy's Life magazine, the sort of tale that prompts political cynics around here to arch an eyebrow. But Tom Umberg recites it unabashedly. Some kids want to be cowboys or astronauts; Umberg always yearned to become a big-time prosecutor--to put bad guys behind bars, to mete out truth and justice.
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February 18, 1994 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Democratic Assemblyman Tom Umberg announced his candidacy Thursday for state attorney general and immediately went on the attack, saying that Republican incumbent Dan Lungren has lost the war on crime. Umberg, a former federal prosecutor and the only Orange County Democrat in the Legislature, vowed to focus on juvenile crime to help keep first-time offenders from becoming revolving-door felons.
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February 28, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Despite his pledge just five days ago that he would not attack his Democratic rival, Assembly candidate Jerry Yudelson blasted his primary opponent Tuesday as being the handpicked choice of Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, who "only wants someone he can control." In a written statement, Yudelson also once again referred to his rival, Tom Umberg, as a "yuppie lawyer from Irvine."
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October 8, 1991 | JAMES M. GOMEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County law enforcement authorities and human rights advocates on Monday applauded the enactment of two new laws aimed at fighting what officials view as a rising trend in hate crimes. The laws, which go into effect on Jan. 1, will stiffen penalties for people engaging in violent or threatening behavior based on race, gender, religion, age, disabilities or sexual preference.
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December 15, 1992 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Brian O'Leary Bennett, a longtime aide to Garden Grove Congressman Robert K. Dornan, unfurled a list of big-name Republican supporters Monday as he became the first candidate to enter an upcoming special election for an open state Senate seat in central Orange County. Gov. Pete Wilson is expected to call the special election for next spring in order to fill the seat now held by state Sen. Edward R. Royce (R-Anaheim), who was elected last month to the U.S. House of Representatives.
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June 24, 2005 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
Assemblyman Tom Umberg's political allies pledged their continued support Thursday after the Anaheim Democrat, who is seeking a state Senate seat, disclosed his four-year extramarital affair. Colleagues in Orange County and Sacramento, along with some political consultants, said the revelation probably wasn't enough to derail his candidacy next year. State Sen.
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